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Alachua County man arrested for intention to sell drugs near a playground full of children

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Roman Aundrell Frazier, 49, was arrested yesterday and charged with possession of both cocaine and MDPV with intent to sell within 224 feet of a childcare center and open playground where “numerous” children were playing at the time of the arrest.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop at 6700 SW 8th Avenue for failing to come to a complete stop at an intersection close to the park. The deputy wrote that he immediately smelled marijuana when he contacted Frazier. While writing a warning for the traffic infraction, he asked Frazier if he had a medical marijuana card, and Frazier reportedly said that he did not have one. The deputy then informed Frazier that he would be searching both Frazier and his vehicle.

The deputy reported that he found 13 baggies of cocaine and a baggie of MDPV on Frazier, along with multiple empty baggies.

Post Miranda, Frazier reportedly said he found the bags in the parking lot and picked them up to see what was in them.

Frazier has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and possession of drugs with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a park.

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Frazier is a registered sexual offender who has 13 felony convictions. He most recently served a 20-year state prison term for sexual battery and kidnapping and was released in September of 2020. He is being held on $90,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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